Combining X-ray technology with an endoscope, an ERCP is used to diagnose and treat liver, gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas issues. Our board-certified gastroenterologists have years of clinical experience performing this outpatient procedure to the Northeastern Philadelphia community. From IBS to celiac disease, you can trust the team at Gastrointestinal Specialists to handle all of our gastrointestinal concerns with compassion, patience, and understanding.
An ERCP is a special technique for studying the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder. An endoscope is passed through the mouth, esophagus stomach, and into the first part of the small intestine. Then, a contrast material (dye) is injected into the pancreatic or biliary ducts so that X-rays may be taken. Your doctor might apply a local anesthetic to your throat and/or give you a sedative to make you more comfortable.